Only 2000 Saudi Terrorists Fighting Abroad! Interior Ministry Says
More than 2,000 Saudis are fighting abroad with terrorist groups, with over 70 percent of them in Syria, the kingdom's interior ministry announced Monday.
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While Saudi arabia put number of its citizen fighting in rank of terrorist group only at 2,000 people, many clerics and school of thoughts dominated by Wahhabism publicly invite extremist to go fighting in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and … as a high precious religious duty.
"The number of Saudis proven to be in conflict areas is 2,093," interior ministry spokesman General Mansour al-Turki told daily newspaper Al-Hayat. He said that 1,540 of them were in Syria, where “jihadists” have flocked since the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL and Daesh) Terror group seized control of vast areas in mid-2014.
Another 147 were in Yemen, which is the base of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), considered by Washington as the most dangerous affiliate of the global terror network. Another 31 were believed to be in Afghanistan or Pakistan, Turki said.
Only five were believed to be in neighbouring Iraq, where ISIS also seized significant territory in 2014.
Turki said 73 Saudis had also been detained abroad "on charges related to acts of terrorism."
Many experts studding terrorists activity in middle east say that figure is not correct and right number is much bigger than what kingdom ministry reported. Also in these figures is not cleared how much Saudi terrorist killed in mentioned countries and how much turned back to Saudi Arabia.
Some figures in these report is very funny and unrealistic.